Directed by Jill Specher.
Written by Jill Sprecher and Karen Sprecher.
Rated [b]PG-13[/b] (for brief language).
Running time approximately 1 hour 32 minutes.
Jill Sprecher's [i]Clockwatchers[/i] is a brilliant and hilarious black comedy with wonderful performances and a great vision of office life. Collette, Posey, Kudrow and Ubach are temps hired into a credit office, and all four of them hit it off wonderfully, which is odd because they are all so very different. Posey and Collette deliver the most wonderful performances here. The film's only flaw is that it seems to drag toward its conclusion, but the conclusion itself is a very satisfying one. [b]***1/2 (out of ****) B+[/b]
I wanted to compare the two movies, Office Space and Clockwatchers.. they are so very different, but both have dark views of corporate life. Both bring back bad memories of my old cube from my Symantec days.
Office Space had better character development, I believe. Clockwatchers really didn't need it. I felt the characters were left intentionally flat because, well, that's how people tend to be in those environments. Almost like zombies.. Which would bring me back to Shaun of the Dead. Except, you're saved! I'm too tired to go on.[/color][/font]